Chana palak masala or Chickpea spinach curry

Chana palak masala or Chickpea spinach curry

Recipe by CookingIsLifestyleCourse: Chicken Recipes, Indian Kitchen
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

320

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion (finely chopped)

  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste (or fresh ginger and garlic minced)

  • 1 can diced tomatoes

  • 1 can chickpeas

  • 100ml vegetable broth

  • 150g fresh spinach (it’s up to your likening; can be more as well)

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil

  • 1 tbsp coriander powder

  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric

  • 1/2 tbsp cumin

  • 1/2 tbsp chili flakes

  • 1 tsp garam masala

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • a splash of lemon juice

  • fresh coriander to garnish

Directions

  • Finely chop the onion, ginger and garlic.
  • Heat sunflower oil in a pan and sauté onion until golden.
  • Add in the ginger and garlic and cook for about 1 minute (rawness should be gone).
  • Add in the coriander powder, turmeric, cumin, chili flakes and stir everything for about 2 minutes (don’t let it get burnt).
  • Add in the diced tomatoes, chickpeas and vegetable broth. Bring it to a boil. Once it’s boiling reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Add in the salt, sugar and spinach and let it simmer for another 5 minutes (until spinach “collapsed”).
  • Finally, add the gar am masala, give it a stir. Sprinkle the fresh coriander on top.
  • Best served with rice, naan or roti.